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Everything you need to know to pick the absolute best carrier deal for your iPhone or iPad

An iPhone without voice and data is just an expensive iPod, and an iPad Wi-Fi + cellular without the cellular, well, you get the idea. But carrier plans, be they single line or family, dedicated or shared, prepaid or postpaid, come at a price. They also have a tendency to change over time. A lot. So how do you make sure you get the best plan - and the most savings - possible? You check back here often, of course!

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T-Mobile wants to save you $132 when you buy a new iPad

T-Mobile has launched a new promotion that will cut the price of buying a new iPad from the carrier by $132, if you purchase the tablet with its Equipment Installment Plan.

The deal was announced as a Mother's Day promotion by T-Mobile and works with any iPad cellular model.

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Sprint reports a loss for Q4 2014, struggles amid competition and departing customers

Sprint shared its earnings report for the final quarter of 2014. The company continues to struggle with departing postpaid phone customers and dwindling funds.

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T-Mobile goes after Verizon in latest ad campaign

T-Mobile is going on the offensive against Verizon by launching a "Never Settle" campaign that allows existing Verizon customers to try out T-Mobile's services for free.

The carrier is giving Verizon customers the ability to port their numbers to a new T-Mobile smartphone (while retaining their existing Verizon phone), which they can use free of charge for up to 14 days. After the trial, if the customers wish to stay with T-Mobile, the carrier will cover Verizon's Early Termination Fees:

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AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T announced today that it has acquired Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion.

AT&T first announced its plans to acquire Nextel Mexico earlier this year and the acquisition is official as of today.

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Sprint teams up with Boingo to provide free Wi-Fi access to customers at airports across the U.S.

Sprint announced a new partnership today that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo Wi-Fi networks at 35 major airports across the U.S..

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T-Mobile offers its customers a free season pass to MLB at Bat 15

T-Mobile customers will get MLB at Bat 2015 free again, thanks to T-Mobile being the official wireless partner of the MLB.

For the past couple of years T-Mobile has offered its customers a free season of MLB at Bat, and they are back with the same this year. Beginning on May 1, T-Mobile customers can download the MLB at Bat 15 app on their devices and receive a free season pass, a $19.99 value.

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Sprint's new promotion cuts its monthly tablet data plan by 50 percent for six months

Sprint is launching a new promotion that will cut its monthly tablet data by 50 percent.

The promotional deal is for customers who buy a new tablet and activate or upgrade to a new smartphone at the same time. The offer is available via Sprint's retail stores from now until June 11.

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T-Mobile added 1.8 million new customers in Q1 2015

T-Mobile today released the company's earnings report for Q1 2015, announcing continued positive growth for the first quarter of the year.

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EE announces Q1 2015 earnings, closes quarter with 9.3 million 4G customers

UK mobile operator EE today announced the company's financial results for Q1 2015. EE remains Europe's largest 4G operator, but aims to increase 4G user base to 14 million by year end.

UK mobile operator EE today announced the company's financial results for Q1 2015. EE remains Europe's largest 4G operator, but aims to increase 4G user base to 14 million by year end.

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AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

AT&T has posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 today, reporting a slight bump in revenue over the same quarter last year and its lowest first-quarter churn rate ever.

AT&T's combined revenue for its wireless and wireline businesses in the first quarter was $32.6 billion, which marks a year-over-year bump of 0.3 percent.

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